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contract. he and the mlb are stalled about the kind of suspension he's willing to accept. as early as today the mlb was expected to suspend a rod and others suspected of using performance enhancing drugs from that biogenesis company. a rod will play tonight and tomorrow. it looks like monday is the new deadline. >>> here's this morning's first look at scrambled politics. apparently in texas when you stand up you better be prepared to pay up. republicans there want state senator wendy davis to cough up the cost for last month's special session. a republican says davis should reimburse taxpayers since it was her filibuster that forced lawmakers to come back. >>> a new poll spells struggle for senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. it is still 15 months before they go to the polls but it shows allyson lundergan grimes leading the polls by 1%. both results fall within the margin of error. >> new jersey governor chris christie, he is reaching into the deep pockets of casino billionaire, sheldon adelson. last night fund-raiser was for the governor's re-election efforts and not a potential 2016 b
noon today the mlb is expected to ban a-rod through the 2014 season for alleged connections to a florida clinic that administered performance-enhancing drugs. joe girardi confirmed a-rod will play his first game of the season tonight at the chicago white sox. jay gray has more on the mlb announcement. >> reporter: we expect the announcement around noon. a-rod not the only player involved here. we expect 12 to 14 major leaguers will receive suspensions. most of those 50-game suspensions which will have them banned for the rest of the season. for a-rod it looks like more than 200 games, through the 2014 season, they say because of evidence that shows he used performance-enhancing drugs for at least three seasons and then tried to interfere with the investigation into biogenesis, that anti-aging clinic that is allegedly provided these major league players with the performance-enhancing drugs. a-rod has said he will continue to fight any suspension and that he will join the team in chicago and play tonight during an appeal. it looks like that, in fact, will be the case. it looks
suspected of using performance enhancing drugs. mlb is threatening to kick him out of the game all together. the new york daily news reports an investigation has turned up e-mails, text messages and other information showing rodriguez recruited athletes from the clinic and try to buy incriminating evidence. >>> george zimmerman was pulled over for speeding and police said he had a gun with him. it handed 25 miles east of dallas. zimmerman told the officer he had a gun in his glove compartment and was going, quote, nowhere in particular. the officer instructed him to slow down and released him with a verbal rp whatting. texas state law allows a person to carry a gun in a vehicle as long as it's not in plain view. zimm zimmer's lawyer posted that they are working to secure his privacy. >>> this, after a new bombshell from the nsa. kelly o'donnell explains. . this is a recurring -- >> the brief new look inside the secrets of the nsa. the director of national intelligence released several documents to show an oversight of the spy program that sweeps up americans phone record data and the govern
are talking about. alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. major league baseball suspended 13 players linked to the performance enhancing drug investigation. the league made an example. out of a-rod sidelining him until the 2015 season. rodriguez's ban is to take effect on august 8th, but he'll appeal the suspension which will allow him to play until a ruling takes place. so white sox fans greeted a-rod with relentless boos and in a news conference before the game, both rodriguez and the yankees manager made it clear that a-rod will stay on the roster while he fights for his baseball life. >> i have had two hip surgeries, two knee surgeries, i'm fight ing for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. there's a process. i'm happy to process in due time. hopefully whatever happens happens, happens. >> let's get more on the suspensions. i'm joined by a sports writer for think progress. good morning, travis. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> people have criticized th
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